Friday, 18 November 2011

The Stampman Challenge, Tim's Tags

The Stampman's challenge us this week to use one of Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas to inspire our work so, after a good look through all 48 of them, was taken with the technique of using Alcohol Inks  to make a plaid background.  You cant see much of it now that I've completed the card but have enjoyed making it.

It's nothing like the tag or indeed like any of Tim's work, but I like that it is different!

To make it I used
Alcohol Inks

Tim Holtz Stamps - CMS096 - Mini Holidays 2

Tim Holtz Stamps - CMS052 Reindeer Flight

Versafine - Onyx Black

I also thought I would show you what we are doing at Stamping Club in Skipton tomorrow.

Janet and I have been making tea cup candles for Christmas presents and this is on I have just finished.  The tea cups are odd ones from various charity shops. They make a lovely candle don't you think?

Got to go and make a box for it now ready for the workshop.

x Michelle


Carmen said...

Hi Michelle! I love anything that's a bit different, and I just love that card. Very surprising use of colors and it turned out just beautiful! I also love your teacup candle! I've been wondering what else to make for gifts, and I have tons of these cups that I got for another craft I did. Awesome inspiration! Thanks!

Brenda Brown said...

Thank you Michelle for such a wonderful card for this challenge. Your interpretation of Tim's technique is terrific and the colours with the mirri card is really visually attractive.
Have a wonderful weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Cazro said...

Wow! Loving the Tim's inspired card. It is so different, and exciting. Love the idea of the charity shop tea cup candle too.
Thanks for your message. I'm more up this week. Caz

Sandra said...

Hello Michelle. Fabulous creations as always. I'm totally inspired by your teacup candle. Such magnificent gifts.
Sandra x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Hi Michelle
I love your card with the alcohol ink background. The colours are lovely. I chose the same technique as you for my DT piece! How spooky is that!!

Fiona said...

WOW Michelle both makes are totally stunning. Love the striking and unusual colour combo in the first and of course beautifully stamped images. The teacup idea is so up my street,you've made this one look amazing. I love charity/junk shops/auctions etc. How about a tutorial?

craftimamma said...

You really are one clever lady Michelle. These two projects are both fabulous. What a beautiful gift the teacup candle is and soooo pretty.

Lesley Xx

Anne said...

Hi Michelle. Love the card it is beautiful and what lovely colours. Great idea for old tea cups. Hope you are well. Anne